Cat 4 Hire

Cat for Hire!

what Cat can scratch for you and your business…

Cat Delaney performs a range of media-related services in print, internet and visual media, such as television and film. She writes original copy for advertisements, websites, books, magazine articles, films and stage, as well as financial, business and legal documents. Her work has been performed with her by-line, and she has ghost-written under contract. Please note that Cat does not work on speculation; if you have an idea, but don’t know how to write it, Cat will be happy to write it for a fee. And we’re not talking a bag of catnip.

Cat has worked for a diverse group of clients, including commercial real estate firms, professional motorsports teams, dentists and veterinarians, magazine and newspaper publishers, public relations and marketing firms, and advertising agencies, among many others. She has doctored scripts for film and stage, and edited many books, fiction and non-fiction. When she has time, she teaches on-line classes in writing for stage and screen. She is available to teach in person and in seminar settings. Because she’s a ham, these sessions are always fun, as well as educational.

Cat’s basic price list for writing and editing services is below. Please note that Canadian customers will be required to pay GST/HST as is levied in their province. Out-of-country clients do not have to pay HST on Cat’s services. Some services are based on flat or hourly fees, or a per-word charge; others are individually quoted. Cat will estimate, based on the number of pages or words in the manuscript or project, how many hours will be involved in each job; hours to be worked will include research time as applicable. All fees stated are in Canadian dollars.

Copy Proofreading: $25 per hour 

Copy Editing: $45 per hour

Substantive Editing: $50 per hour

Copywriting: $50 per hour

Articles: $2.00 per word, and up

Script Doctoring (film and television): $60 per hour

Dramaturgy (stage): $40 per hour

Ghost-writing, contract-writing (books), idea development, log-lines (one sentence or extended to synopsis length), film or television pitches, script rewrites, in-depth critiques of film, television and stage play scripts, and all other custom work will be quoted based on the scope and parameters of the project.

Terms: If you agree to have Cat perform writing, proofreading or editing services for you, she will require a deposit of 25% before her work commences, with possible interim payments, depending upon the length of the job, and final payment upon receipt of invoice. Cat’s preferred method of payment is e-transfer or wire, but she can accept credit card payments if necessary.

To inquire about having Cat work on your project, please send an e-mail to and write “Cat 4 Hire” in the “re” line.